Jason Taylor, who built a Hall of Fame career out of chasing quarterbacks better than any other Dolphin, likes the way the team just chased down its potential franchise passer, Josh Rosen.
And another Hall of Famer in the team’s history who knows something about quarterbacks — Dan Marino — also gives a thumbs-up to the move.
Taylor and Marino spoke Friday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where Taylor and his foundation were hosting the inaugural Jason Taylor Community Hall of Fame Dinner.
“I thought it was a great move,” Taylor said of acquiring Rosen. “You get a one-year look-see, see what’s under the hood. And if you don’t like it, you can change it.
“If you do like it, then you can change the tires, put some custom wheels on it, keep riding that thing out.”
The Dolphins obtained Rosen from the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL Draft, giving up a second- and fifth-round pick for a player who went 10th overall a year ago. Rosen will compete with veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick for the starting job.
Marino, asked if he found Rosen to be living up to his reputation as a smart, studious quarterback, said, “All that stuff. He’s been working hard. Yes, he has.”
Both men sounded enthusiastic about the strategy of owner Stephen Ross to build the Dolphins from the ground up, through the draft, and with an eye on sustained success.